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 03-06-07

DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION TO PRESENT TOP-OF-THE-LINE WHEELCHAIR TO TRISTAN WILSON OF GAINESVILLE

Gwynn presents chair in his racing hometown

 

March 6, 2007:  The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is about to change someone?s life.  The Foundation is scheduled to present Gainesville, FL teen Tristan Wilson a brand new, state-of-the-art wheelchair at a special ceremony during the 2007 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Gatornationals. Tristan suffers from cerebral palsy and with this new wheelchair he will gain tremendous independence. 

 

?The Gatornationals are very special to me,? said Darrell Gwynn, president and founder of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. ?This is where I won my last race before my own accident confined me to a wheelchair, so it is an ideal setting to present this remarkable chair to Tristan Wilson.?

 

Gwynn noted that the new wheelchair Tristan will receive is the most expensive chair ever purchased by DGF, priced at more than $13,000. The 15-year old from Gainesville is currently using a very old chair that does not function properly or fit his current needs. 

 

Gwynn considers Gainesville his racing hometown, having twice won Gatornationals (1989 and 1990).  ?The wonderful community of Gainesville has always been a big supporter of mine, so I am especially glad to show my support by donating a chair with the greatest technical advancements available to a hometown boy,? added Gwynn. ?Tristan deserves the chance to be an independent teenager and this wheelchair will help him do that.?  

 

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation donates wheelchairs to children with spinal cord injuries and other paralyzing afflictions. In addition to the donation, Tristan and his family will also be treated to a VIP day at Gatornationals, courtesy of DGF. Tristan is an 8th grader and a die-hard University of Florida Gators fan with a knack for remembering remarkable statistics about the team. He participates in numerous sports for children with challenges, including baseball, soccer and flag football, and is a member of the Junior Beta (Honors) Club. 

 

The wheelchair presentation is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2007 at approximately 12:55 p.m. 

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research.  DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation. Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.